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Mario and DK are back on the move

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
The Mario and DK series has been a surprisingly successful crossover, popping up on Nintendo's portables every couple of years. The fifth installment in the rekindled rivalry between plumber and great ape, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, will be arriving on the 3DS eShop on May 9th.

The game will feature over 180 new puzzles to solve with the titular Mario Mini action figures, and this time there's even a level editor that lets you build your own maps and share them with friends. I like the art direction here--puzzles on the touch screen, Mario 3D Land-esque graphics on the top screen. It's always nice to see original content from Nintendo, but seriously guys. You pulled the 3DS out of its fatal nosedive, it's the Wii U that's on life support now. And without a unified press conference, you better have something damn good--a lot of somethings, actually--for E3 this year.

When Mario and Donkey Kong get together, memorable video game moments are born. Whether it’s on the girders of a construction site, the rainbow-colored roads of a kart track, or, in the case of upcoming Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move for Nintendo 3DS, a series of tricky tile-based puzzles, the two iconic video game characters always know how to deliver classic, fun game play.
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is the fifth game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, and the first on Nintendo 3DS. Available for download in the Nintendo eShop on May 9, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move finds players flipping, moving and spinning tiles to guide Minis to the goal.
The game contains more than 180 puzzle-based levels over four central game modes: Mario’s Main Event, Puzzle Palace, Many Mini Mayhem and Giant Jungle. After experiencing the excitement of the main modes, players can even unlock four unique mini-games, and also create their own puzzles with the level editor and share them with friends.